Moeen Ali: I want people to think Muslims are not all bad

As the Ashes gets underway all eyes will be on the “beard that’s feared” – Moeen Ali. The 30-year-old will be a key player for England in Australia but no matter the result he’ll still be an icon among British Asians. And the Muslim all-rounder from Birmingham says he wants to use his position to […]

Derbyshire's Thakor guilty of exposing himself

Derbyshire's Thakor guilty of exposing himself

Image caption Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s Shiv Thakor also played for Leicestershire and England under-19s A professional cricketer has been found guilty of exposing himself to two women on a housing estate. Derbyshire County Cricket Club player Shiv Thakor, 24, was arrested in July after two offences near Mackworth, Derbyshire, on 12 and 19 June. […]

West Indies' Gayle wins defamation case over exposure claims

West Indies' Gayle wins defamation case over exposure claims

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Chris Gayle said the articles had damaged his reputation West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle has won a defamation case against an Australian publisher over articles that said he exposed himself to a female massage therapist. The claims by Fairfax Media were not true, a jury in Sydney ruled on Monday. […]

American cricket gets ready for take-off

American cricket gets ready for take-off

Image copyright Ali Jee One of the world’s most popular sports is barely known in the US. But, driven by a new generation of immigrants, could cricket finally take off? It is a hot, sunny day in Hyattsville, Maryland. Young men play basketball in the park. Barbecue smoke hangs in the hazy, late-summer air. A […]

England team-mates attend Stokes wedding

England team-mates attend Stokes wedding

Image copyright PA Image caption The couple have been engaged since 2013 England cricketer Ben Stokes has married Clare Ratcliffe at a ceremony in East Brent, near Weston-super-Mare. International team-mates Joe Root, Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook were among the guests at the church service. Stokes, 26, was arrested last month on suspicion of causing […]

Thakor denies sexual exposure charges

Thakor denies sexual exposure charges

Image caption Shiv Thakor started his professional career with Leicestershire before joining Derbyshire in 2014 Derbyshire cricketer Shiv Thakor has denied exposing himself to two women on a housing estate. The 23-year-old, of Richardson Way, Derby, was arrested in July after two alleged incidents near Mackworth, Derbyshire, in June. He appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ […]